Information for Accepted Students

Summer Pre-College RA Staff
Summer Pre-College Resident Assistants at an evening Activities Fair.

This page provides you and your families with important information you need to be prepared for a successful experience at Brown. Please take the time to review the information located here. As always, if you have questions, please contact our Program Advisors by calling during business hours (Monday - Friday 8:30AM to 4:45PM EST) at (401) 863-7900, or by sending an email to


Brown University Pre-College Programs bring together students from the United States and other countries who share an interest in seeking academic enrichment and intellectual growth, and provides an environment that supports the pursuit of these goals.

To ensure that students have successful, fulfilling, and engaging experiences, students and parents/guardians are expected to read and abide by the codes and policies. Students enrolled in the University’s Pre-College programs must be capable of accepting, and are expected to take, responsibility for their behavior. The Pre-College programs are committed to maintaining standards that are conducive to academic excellence.

Students and parents should carefully review Policies prior to the start of their course.


Brown libraries are available for research and browsing throughout the summer. Highlights include the John D. Rockefeller Library ("the Rock"), the Sciences Library and the special collections at the John Hay Library. Learn More »

The Brown Writing Center

The Writing Center helps students choose and refine topics, and write organized, well-supported, and eloquent essays. The Center offers summer hours especially for Brown Pre-College students.

Extracurricular Activities and Events

The Brown Pre-College experience extends far beyond the classroom. Though we will not be hosting in-person experiences this summer, you can still engage in virtual student life offerings. Through these engagements, you will have opportunities to strengthen your connection to a robust community of peer scholars from around the world while developing personal and social skills that are critical to success in the college setting.

The following experiences are available to all Summer 2020 admitted students, whether or not you enrolled in a Brown Pre-College course. Additional information and registration instructions for these opportunities are available in your student portal.

Interactive Webinars
Are you looking to learn more about the process of selecting and applying to colleges and universities? Attend one or more of our weekly webinars that focus on four central topics essential to college preparation: college fit, writing a college essay, ACT/SAT prep, and financial aid. You will learn from expert presenters and will have opportunities to engage in live Q&A.

Mentor Groups
One of the most impactful elements of a pre-college experience is the residential component which provides opportunities for structured and unstructured/impromptu conversations with peers and undergraduate Residential Assistants (RAs). Though you will not be living on campus this summer, much of the learning and development that occurs in the residence halls translates nicely to a virtual setting. Our Student Life Mentor Groups are an opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with a diverse group of peers while discussing various transitional elements of college life. Interact with other students from around the world and build community through interactive webinars, student organizations, social programs, and participation in mentor groups. Registration is closed.

Social Events
Get to know more of your peers through fun and interactive activities like board games, trivia nights, and more. Social events are offered on Fridays throughout the summer.

Undergraduate Student Panels
Attend live Q&A sessions with undergraduate students representing various backgrounds and experiences. What is it like to be a student athlete? Why do students participate in Fraternity/Sorority Life? What is it like to declare a major? Tune into our panels to learn the answers to all these questions and more.

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Sayles Hall

Additional Costs

Most Pre-College courses require the use of books, articles, or other text-based information. Costs to purchase these items can vary widely from $35 to over $200, depending on the length and subject area of the course. Online courses encourage students to use digital resources as much as possible, some of which will be available to students within their online course and others through the University's Libraries. Information will be sent to students regarding where they will find a list of required readings close to the start of the course.

Accessibility Services

Students may request accommodations due to a disability or medical condition. Please be aware that all accommodation requests will be considered, however there may be limits as to what can be provided. We recommend submitting requests by email a minimum of two weeks in advance of the course or program start date. You may email us at or call 401-863-1015 with any questions.

Public Safety Data

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Department of Public Safety is required to publish an annual security report which includes statistics mandated by the Clery Act. The public can obtain a copy of this report by contacting Public Safety at 401-863-3103 or accessing the following web site:

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